Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Topps Offers a Little More Info on 2010 Allen & Ginter Baseball

Today Topps released a little more on 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball, which I previewed in depth a couple of weeks ago. The main point pulled from their latest release is the inclusion of ten Cabinet Relic cards. These will be massively oversized relic pieces featuring full name plates or front jersey numbers. One also has nothing to do with baseball, but is amazing nonetheless.

2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Cabinet Relic - Tony Hawk (Skateboard Nameplate)

I'm not a big skateboarding fan, but it's tough not to appreciate this card. It's big, colourful and of an iconic athlete. I also love the scuff marks. 

My only apprehension is box searching. A skateboard piece or massive jersey chunk must have a fair bit of weight, one would think. In turn, that'd make box searching pretty easy. That is if someone gets their hands on the box in the first place. Each of the ten Cabinet Relics are one-of-ones. I checked with Topps and they confirmed that they will be inserted into the boxes, not as redemptions. Advance congrats to the ten lucky ducks who land one of these.

2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball is set for a June release.

4 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

yeah... no way these got into the hands of collectors.
Dealers all the way. Or those who buy by the case.....

The Wax Wombat said...

I thought the same thing when I read it. Dealers will have their little scales out...

Cardsplitter said...

So I guess there is one good thing about redemption cards?

Community Gum said...

Yeah, it is a shame, but oddly enough after all the hours and years spent playing Tony Hawk video games, I'm happy just to look at the picture of the card. The fact that the card exists at all is a victory. Very curious to see what the other 9 look like.

--Jon